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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: Jan 5, 2009 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. Donald E. Westlake (non-GD)

He was one of my favorites, and I'm not even a whodunit aficionado. But Westlake had the rare knack of writing both narration and dialogue as real people would speak and think.

For my money, Dancing Aztecs is his funniest. But that's just me.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 7, 2009 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. Donald E. Westlake (non-GD)

like you, i'm not into the whole "whodunit" type of mysteries, ala Agatha Christie for an obvious example, but the Dortmunder stories fall more into the category of Crime novels, ala Patricia Highsmith or Jim Thompson for example; haven't ever read Dancing Aztecs, but will definitely check it out based on your recommendation; thanks